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OnTrack Newsletter: Altium and IPC form Partnership, Fab Notes and Food for your Brain - November 2021 November 2021 VOL. 5 No. 5 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food IPC joins Altium as Newest Nexar Ecosystem Partner Recently IPC and Altium formally announced that IPC is joining the growing body of the Nexar ecosystem. In this interview, we talk to David Bergman, VP of standards and technology at IPC. He talks about how he thinks this new partnership will bring bi-directional value to both organizations. Read Full Article What's In PCB Read Article
SAP (Semi-Additive PCB Process) – Burning Questions Semi-Additive Process is an additional tool in the PCB fabricators toolbox that supports low volume, high mix applications. Read this article to see the detailed process on how SAP works and how it can be applicable to your next PCB design. Read Article
Project Conception in the Project Management Lifecycle Your electronics project conception management is essential to identifying risks, establishing the product’s viability, and setting reliable development timescales and budget. Expert Mark Harris explains the importance of project conception in this article. Read Article
Should You Use Tight vs. Loose Differential Pair Spacing and Coupling? We get a lot of questions about trace impedance and how to calculate the right trace size to hit a specific impedance in a manufacturable PCB. Just as important as determining an appropriate trace width for a single-ended trace is determination of an appropriate spacing between two traces in a differential pair. So the question is, how close do the traces in a differential pair need to be to each other, and is the need for “tight coupling” really Read Article